Birth, Deaths & Marriages

BIRTHS
DOUGAN — Kevan and Meriel (McWhirter) are delighted to announce the arrival of their son Jamie John on Monday 5th August, 2019 at DGRI. A lovely brother for Danny and Callum. With thanks to staff at DGRI and Clenoch.
DEATHS
DODDS — Suddenly but peacefully, at the Galloway Community Hospital, Stranraer on Saturday 17th August 2019, Mary (née McCulloch) aged 81 years, of 13 Reiffer Park Gardens, Sorbie. A beloved wife of the late Alexander (Cook) Dodds, a loving mother of Robert and Christine, also a much loved grandmother and great grandmother. Funeral on Tuesday 27th August 2019, service in Sorbie Parish Church, Millisle at 12.00 noon, thereafter to Sorbie Cemetery.All friends are respectfully invited, family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to Sorbie Parish Church Funds, will be accepted on retiral from the service.
MCSHANE — Peacefully at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary on Sunday, 18th August, 2019, Elizabeth Gordon McShane, (Elsie) née Eccleson, aged 86 years, of 19 Bruce Place, Minnigaff, formerly of the Isle of Whithorn. Beloved wife of the late William McShane and a dearly loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother of the family. Funeral service at the Isle of Whithorn Church on Saturday, 24th August, 2019, at 10.00am. Thereafter to Glasserton Churchyard. All friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to the R.N.L.I. on retiral from church.
SMITH — Peacefully on Tuesday 13th August 2019, Marjorie Lowes Smith, a much loved Mum and Grandma. Marjorie will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. For funeral arrangements, please contact John Pagan & Son Funeral Directors on 01387 254016.
STEWART — Peacefully at Cornwall Park Care Home, Newton Stewart, on Wednesday 14th August 2019, in her 102nd year, Jane McBride Stewart (Jean) née Wilson (late of Creetown). Beloved Wife of the late Thomas Stewart, dearly loved Mum of Robert, Jean, Christine and Irvine, a much loved Grannie, Great Grannie and Great Great Grannie of the family. Funeral Service to which all friends are respectfully invited, in Kirkmabreck Parish Church, on Friday 23rd August 2019, at 12 noon. Thereafter interment at Kirkmabreck Churchyard. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Creetown Surgery and Cornwall Park Care Home on retiral from church.
IN MEMORIAM
BRUCE — In loving memory of a dear husband, dad and papa, Andy, who sadly died on 18th August, 2016. His weary hours and days of pain His troubled nights are past And in our aching hearts we know He has found peace at last. Sadly missed. — The Family.
CROZIER — In loving memory of a dear husband, dad, father-in-law and grampa, Robert (Rab), who died 23rd August, 2009. 10 years have passed. Forever in our thoughts and Always in our hearts. — From loving wife Maria and Family xx
HOLMES — In loving memory of a dear mother, Robina (Beannie) Cook, who died 23rd August, 1990. Too dearly loved to ever be forgotten. — Love Agnes.
MCCRAE — In loving memory of a dear wife, mum, granny and great granny, Cathie, died 28th August, 2016. Forever in our thoughts Always in our hearts. — Bertie, Marion, Kate, Fiona and Nathan.
MCDEVITT — In loving memory of my darling husband, Paddy, who died on 21st August, 2013. The moment that you died my heart was torn in two One side filled with heartache the other died with you I often lie awake at night When the world is fast asleep And take a walk down memory lane With tears upon my cheeks Remembering you is easy I do it every day But missing you is the heartache That never goes away I hold you tightly within my heart And there you will remain Until the day arrives That we will meet again. — From your loving wife Phyllis, R.I.P. xxx. We hide our tears when we say your name And the pain in our hearts is still the same Although we smile and seem care free There is no one who misses you more than us To us you were the best dad What more can we say Except we wish with all our hearts You were here with us today. Love you always dad, R.I.P. xxx — Love from all the family and grandchildren. If tears could build a stairway And memories build a lane I'd walk right up to heaven To bring you home again My heart still aches in sadness And secret tears will flow What it ment to love you No one will ever know Our family chain is broken And nothing seems the same But as God calls us one by one Our chain will link again — Love, Natalie, Carl, Tommy Lee, CJ and Harbury x
WILSON — Treasured memories of a much loved dad and papa, Tommy, died 23rd August, 1987. A fathers touch a daddie's kiss Grieving daughters the dad we will always miss An empty house an empty chair A fathers love no longer there Broken hearts, tear filled eyes Another soul in the sky The times we shared, the laughs we had Are things we miss when we think of dad. — Loved always, Morag, Janet, Betty, Doris, Pat and Families x.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
BAXTER — Pauline and family would like to thank everyone for their kind messages, cards and flowers on the sad bereavement of our beautiful mum, Mary. A special thank you to Karen from Cordia, all staff at Woodside Nursing Home, Fr. Ben at St Columbkille's, Rutherglen and Liz and staff at Anderson Maguire, Glasgow. Deo Gratis.
MCKIE — The family of the late Mary C.J. McKie would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind cards and flowers received following their recent sad bereavement. Special thanks to the ladies of Dumfries and Galloway First for their wonderful care over the past few years, Rev. Eric Boyle for his kind ministrations and words of comfort, also to Frazer Hare Funeral Director and Staff for their excellent professional services. Lastly, heartfelt thanks for generous donations received on retiral from the memorial service.
MCLELLAND — The family of the late Alice McLelland would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for cards and flowers received at this sad time. Thanks also to Rev Farmes for his kind ministrations at Monigaff Church. To everyone for their attendance at Alice's Funeral Service and for kind donations to the retiral collection for Cumloden Manor. Creebridge House Hotel for the catering and to Alex McCleary for their handling of the arrangements.